Nine months. I can hardly believe it, but it’s true: I have now lived in Korea for nine months and it’s mind-boggling to consider just how much I’ve changed and grown in that short amount of time. Just two days ago, the faculty and staff of the English camp celebrated a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner together at a fancy buffet restaurant in Daegu and I can hardly believe I just typed this sentence. THANKSGIVING?!?! Where the hell did 2013 go? By the way, the photo at right shows English camp’s ORU presence in a moment of revelry at said dinner. As it is now approaching the end of the year, I don’t intend to say too much in this post as I am already working on the next installment in my Story Arcs series. In just a quick teaser of that post (or, as is likely to be the case, those posts), which I will publish somewhere around the end of the present year, I can assure you that the transformation I’ve experienced over the past three-quarters of a year is quite a story and I look forward to sharing it with you all.
In the meantime, I wanted to put out a quick notice to all my loved-ones Stateside that I will be all up in your grill for three weeks starting Friday, December 6. By this time next week, I’ll be back home in the hills of Atoka County, Oklahoma, recovering from the four-hour bus ride, fifteen hour plane-ride, and two-hour car ride it took for me to get there. In other news, have I mentioned how much I hate flying? Anyway, yes, mark your calendars and hide your husbands, folks, because Roy-Gene is coming soon to an Oklahoma near you. If you’re given to prayer, pray that the melatonin capsules he takes before the flight do their job and knock him out for the duration of that hellatious experience called flying. Peace to you all.